This brilliant plug and fly CAP comes with all the electronics pre installed making for an amazingly fast build. This models superb aerobatic abilities more than make up for it's not quite scale appearance. Balsa plug and fly is not something you see often and so much work has been done for you that 1-2 hours maximum is all you are going to need to get into the air. The powerful outrunner motor, ESC and all servo's are pre-fitted leaving you to glue on the tailfeathers and bolt the wing on.
We have tested and flown this CAP quite a bit and it is amazingly capable with impressive thrust from the low kv motor and big SF prop combination. The servo's are more than up to the job of keeping the impressively large control surfaces pointing in the right direction and the model is practical with it's removable wing, nicely applied covering which is good for orientation and robust undercarriage. If you are fed up of foam but would like a small-ish, easy to build & very capable aerobatic model, this fun, cheap CAP 232 is just the ticket!
I have one of these on the maiden flight it flew so well ice to fly but the ****py riccs ESC burnt out nearly caught on fire didnt have any speed to land and just fell out of the sky.so anybody who buy 1 of these make sure u put a 40amp ESC in it before u fly it otherwise u will end up with a mess like i have no
go this one gabe, great gear at a budget price and it will serve a number of your models
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What measurement are people using for C of G? I have tried to balance mine at the suggested 89mm in the assembly manual. This seems to be a little tail heavy, so I am considering moving the components back forward again to add some weight to the nose. The aircraft just seemed to wallow a little for my liking!
The bat could put out 44a yes. U should get amp meter sold here, By changing prop your draw on the bat esc motor will be changed. U want to prop so that burst is right around esc size. U will find that motor esc combo in this plane is little under powered for my liking but still very flyable. Your bat will do very well...
The 4006 900kv bell motor that comes in this model is likely to be the HexTronik DT900 (or similar). That is an 80gram bell motor rated for 3s 35a 400w. That motors product page says that a 12x6 prop will only draw 23.6a... Given the 3watt per gram rule of thumb I would only try to for a 240w draw. 240w/11v=21.8amps so the provided/suggested 11x4.7 prop is the perfect fit for this ESC/Motor on any 3s lipo that can deliver upto 30amps. Your 2200mah 20c lipo is RATED to deliver 44amps constantly, in perfect conditions, in reality it likely will not stand up to a 44amp load for long before voltage sag happens. Thankfully this power train will only put a 20a-25a load on at WOT.
hola,estoy super decepcionado con la configuracion motor,ESC y propuls,en 3 intentos de despegue el ESC me corta el motor en vuelo,alguie me puede decir porque?mi opinion fueron:mala confuguracion de ESC,motor suelto por todos lado,helice muy grande y mala calidad y los servos se rompen solos,en fin que tendre que quitar toda la electronica pa volar ..jorrrrr¡*¡*¡*¡*¡*¡*¡*& #161*¡*
She does tend to rock but that goes for most planes this size. Bigger they are the easier they tend to be to fly. Where is your CG? She will pull out of a hover but I would not say with real authority . Mine hovers at around 2/3 throttle and pulls out but only for maybe 50' vertical is definately not unlimited.
Sorry was thinking of different plane. On 4s vertical is unlimited. Can be launched out of your hand vertically by just letting it go. Flew it today on 4s and all electrics are still holding on!!! Sorry if I misinformed anybody.
I've just about got my CAP.232 ready to fly. Just waiting for the right weather to test fly. Nobody has mentioned how they land the CAP.232 does it run on rails coming into land ?? Do you need power on or off to land ?? Some thoughts and experiences please.
Yes, C of G is critical. However, if you get it right it's great to fly. Found too that if you try and land with no power on you'll soon find how to nose it in. With power on and flying it onto the ground it flies in as if on rails. Think it has more to do with the airflow over the control surfaces than airspeed as such. Have put an APC prop on (same size as original) and it performs better when under high load at low airspeed than the one supplied. That said, the one supplied is 'adequate'. Certainly a 'fine weather flyer' which doesn't like much wind for take-off and landing. Once in the air a GREAT performer!!
WOW!! Accidently threw in a nano 4s today thinking it was a 3s. If U have not tried this plane on 4s do it. ESC is rated for 4s and motor or esc never got hot at all, mind U it is about -2c here. Also CG needs to be bang on on this very light plane to fly properly. To get it bang on with plane trimmed U should be able to fly upside down with no elevator input. If U need elevator down input then move cg back and forward if up input was needed then re-trim plane. Happy Flyin Guys!!
My CAP.232 arrived today - beautiful model. The only concern I have is with the supplied propeller. Has anyone had any problems with this supplied prop ??? Would it be better to fit the model with an APC 'Slow Flt' prop of the same size ???
Did not change mine and have had great success with around ten flights. Plane is so light this prop seems fine. This motor may not like going heavier or different size prop. If U do, make sure to check load on motor with watt meter..
Well Joumana not to bad. i had to change my motor. Just not enough power for what I needed. Then the battery had to be 11.1v. But I can do what what the big boys do. I am still trying the Knife Edge.
Also it does like a calm day.
Me too, what is this rectangular piece of lite-ply covered in white film on one side and around it's edges and a hole drilled through the middle of the ply prior to it being covered. No clues in the instructions !!!!
Hi, I have discovered what the covered 'extra' piece of wood is for, it's a load spreading piece which goes under the back of the underside of the wing and the plastic bolt goes through the hole in it. The edge with the curved corners goes to the front and this nicely alignes the back edge with the trailing edge of the wing. Thus spreading the load on the underside of the wing from the bolt head. I've tacked mine in place with a piece of double sided sticky tape.
Lon, I think you are wrong. I have a friend who has the Art-Tech CAP 232 model and there are quite a number of differences between the Art-Tech and the HK version. It may well be that the HK model might be a development of the Art-Tech model but they are not the same.
I bought one of these when HK first had them. Very forgiving and makes a good aerobatic trainer. It wont 3d very well as it needs bigger control surfaces . On floats its even more fun ! Highly recommended.
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I will definitely look into this one looks great thanks HK for the model
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Mine came in faster than any plane I ever bought here before. Assembly was around 2 hours including repairs to one aileron damaged during shipping. Set screws on motor had no locktite and worked loose during static testing. On 1800 nano 3s she produced 300w drawing around 27a. Check all CA hinges as some of mine on ailerons were lacking glue. Covering was great with only minor touchups with iron required. If HK's guess at the weight is close it should vertical easily. Huge control services should make this a good 3D plane. Maiden tomorrow.
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Ok guys got my maiden in. Plane trimmed up very easily and flew beautiful with only one small problem with battery compartment door blowing off. I am no 3D expert pilot but with what I tried it was very responsive and had lots of power for vertical. Hovering was kinda tricky but that might be the pilot!! Inverted flight, snap rolls, cubans, deadman, and hurricanes were incredible. Plane tumbles and floats like crazy. For straight sport flying it handled speed very well but is a little touchy. Fligt at 1/2 throttle is actually quite relaxing and fun. With 1800mah nano I got around 8-9 minutes fly time.Strongly recommend this plane lotta fun and good size for park flying.
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Arrived today from Hong Kong via Parcel Force UK without damage of any kind, model exactly as advertised. For a Plug & Fly model there is a bit more work to do than I anticipated, however, for the amazing bargain price this is not a criticism. The finish is absolutely first class, not a wrinkle or blemish and colours as on the HK website photo. The motor retaining bolts were not tight but I would have loosened them and re-tightened them using 'locktite' anyway. On close inspection most joints seemed to have been properly glued with either CA or Epoxy as appropriate. Instructions are OK but could have been made a little clearer with more text rather than mainly pictures. On a lighter note, it needs a pilot, as the canopy is large and clear with no hint of a tint.
One thing I will change as I fly off a grass field, is the wheels. The ones supplied are only 30mm with hard foam tyres which may be OK for tarmac but not for grass, I'll fit 50mm wheels with soft tyres.
The motor is well fitted with the 30A ESC attached to the lower side of the lite-ply engine mount. All servos are pre-fitted. The feel is VERY light and with the supplied motor and a 3S 2200mah 25 - 50 Turnigy Nano-Tech Li-Po it should go really well in the vertical. No too sure about the supplied propeller but will see how it goes when I test fly.